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    05-10-2012, 12:30 AM
  #11
Trained
She will absolutely adjust fast. She'll be pestering the old man in no time and driving you up the wall. LoL.

I'd keep a bowl of dry food out for her to investigate and munch on. Keep water out for her too.

Feed canned food 2-3 time a day. Not a bunch because the diet should be mostly dry. As for the cat milk, you won't need it. But it'll be a nice treat.
     
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    05-10-2012, 12:33 AM
  #12
Yearling
That sounds great! I didn't want her to be really lonely, but I guess when they are young they do adjust quite well. I'll make sure to leave dry food out for her so she can eat that whenever she wants it. That's good to know about the canned food. I won't give it more than 2 or 3 times a day.

Thanks again!
     
    05-10-2012, 12:57 AM
  #13
Started
She's darling. :3

In my opinion, coming from 10 years of raising kittens, I think 8 weeks is the absolute youngest that a kitten should be taken from its mother. Preferably 10-12 weeks. It's just better for them that way.

Buying a quality kitten food is important, too. Kittens need twice the nutrients that adult cats do because they're growing.

And lastly... It sounds like those kittens have eye infections, and yes, it is contagious. Keep a close eye on your kitty. If she starts developing an infection, get her into the vet right away so they can put her on antibiotics. If you let it go, it'll keep getting worse, and can cause permanent damage. I recently adopted an orphaned 5 week old kitten who had such a bad eye infection that her eyes were practically glued shut. She's better now, but it's left her partially blind, and she has a mass (possibly a coronary ulcer) in her right eye that has to be surgically removed. So it's very important to take care of any problems as soon as you notice them. :) Good luck with your new kitty.
     
    05-10-2012, 01:10 AM
  #14
Foal
Hope that she'll be well for you... Very adorable pet you're going to have
     
    05-13-2012, 06:04 PM
  #15
Yearling
I've been going every couple days to see her. I took some charcoal water to wash their eyes out with. It seems all of them but her and another kitten have their eyes glued shut, poor things. I wash them out almost every day, so I hope that will help them. Azura seems ok so far so that is good, but I'm washing her eyes as a precaution!

I'm planning on getting her Friday evening. I work a lot this week so it wouldn't be ideal to get her this week. She is so playful now and I'm glad I've been able to leave her as long as I have. She is starting to eat the solid food, so that's a good thing. I'll post more pictures when I get her here!
     
    05-19-2012, 02:27 PM
  #16
Foal
Your kitten may be lonely at first, but if you talk and touch her often she will turn to you for the 'litter' support she has had. As for your older cat, you could be surprised at the bond that may develope. I have three cats in the house and the oldest cat was not the most welcoming when the second one arived.

My second cat was a female and she got outside on me before I could get her spayed so she had kittens and we kept one of these. (I have since had her and her kitten spayed so there cannot be any more accidents.) My older cat has taken to being a doting 'autie' to the kitten and they all play together. In fact it has been good for my older cat since she got fat after her spaying and she needs the exercise. Lol

Enjoy your new kitten and good luck.
     
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